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Stanford Natural Gas Initiative Workshop: Unconventional reservoir characterization and development optimization

Event Details:

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Unconventional shale gas and tight oil plays in the United States currently produce about 65 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas (70% of total U.S. dry gas production) and about 7 million barrels per day of crude oil (60% of total U.S. oil production). In Argentina, Vaca Muerta shale oil production soared 52% and gas production increased by 193% in 2018, as did shale gas production in the Sichuan Basin in China.  Despite the success of horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing in extracting these resources, recovery factors remain stubbornly low (typically less than 10% for tight oil and around 25% for dry gas). In this context, the Stanford Natural Gas Initiative supports an unconventional reservoirs focus area to conduct research that will address improving recovery and optimizing development in these critically important reservoirs.

Topics to be addressed include:

  1. Reservoir Characterization and Play Delineation
  2. Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics
  3. Utilization of Machine Learning and Data Analytics
  4. Reservoir Simulation and Physics of Flow
  5. Reducing the Risk of Earthquakes Induced by Hydraulic Fracturing

Contributions from NGI affiliates are encouraged.

For questions about the workshop, contact NGI Managing Director Naomi Boness.  

Admission: By Invitation Only


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